World Cup 2022 France vs Australia, Tips & Predictions

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France vs Australia - World Cup 2022

France and Australia also met in their opening game at the World Cup in 2018. This match will begin at 10pm local time (7pm UK Time) in the Al Wakrah Sports Complex.

Holders France arrive at the finals on the back of a disappointing effort in the Euros and Nations League - they will need to get back to their best quickly. Meanwhile, Australia needed a play-off against Peru to qualify for the finals.

France are currently 1/5 favourites with Betzone to beat Australia in their first group match just as they did in 2018.

France vs Australia Best Odds

France vs Australia Key Points and Trends

  • Head-to-Head: The four meetings between the sides have resulted in 2 French wins, a draw and a victory for Australia back in 2001.
  • France: The reigning champions from 2018 but they were eliminated in the group stage four years after winning their previous title in 1998.
  • Australia: Regular qualifiers for the tournament since 2006 but have only made it out of the group on one occasion.
  • Player: Kylian Mbappe scored four goals at his first World Cup in Russia and was voted the tournament's Best Young Player.

France vs Australia Betting Tips

As mentioned, the first game in Russia resulted in a 2-1 victory for France, which could be the same scoreline on this occasion.

FRANCE TO WIN 2-1 - 15/2

France vs Australia Analysis

FRANCE

Their squad has excellent strength and depth, but distractions to this French squad could prove to be their undoing. Having disappointed in the Euros and recent Nations League fixtures, Didier Deschamps will be hoping to harmonise the team before the first match in Qatar but they feature prominently in the outright World Cup betting.

Key Players: Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane

Team News: The French squad is littered with experienced quality with the likes of Mbappe and Griezmann but also has exciting youth talent coming through with Tchouameni and Camavigna. However, they seem to have yet to find the right balance. Furthermore, the French Football Federation has ruled Karim Benzema out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to a thigh muscle tear, and veteran Olivier Giroud is expected to fill in his absence.

Predicted Lineups: Lloris, Clauss, Saliba, Varane, Upamecano, Mendy, Tchouameni, Camavigna, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud

AUSTRALIA

The Socceroos required a play-off against UAE before beating Peru on penalties in another one-off game to qualify for this tournament. Unfortunately, they seem to lack some of the experience which has helped in previous years and are likely to struggle.

Key Players: Tom Rogic, Aaron Mooy

Team News: Mile Jedinak was their experienced leader at previous tournaments, and they will be hoping someone can step up to fill his void. They lack a standout player to help propel them through the group.

Predicted Lineups: Ryan, Atkinson, Wright, Rowles, Behich, Mooy, Boyle, Hrustic, Rogic, Leckie, Duke

France vs Australia Prediction

Although France have not been in the best form of late, they should still prove too strong for an Australian side which stuttered through qualification.

BET ON FRANCE TO WIN - 4/19 @ 10Bet

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